Smarter Radar May Make Foul Weather Flying Faster

As any frequent flyer knows, bad weather can make for interminable airport delays. One reason is that the Federal Aviation Administration requires airports with parallel runways less than 4,300 feet apart to stagger incoming flights or close one of the runways during foul weather. Now, a new type of radar system called Precision Runway Monitors (PRM) could lessen the delays.

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